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  • Language of Material: Hebrew
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Avraham Yoffe papers
    creator: Yoffe, Avraham, 1924-2008
    Identifier/Call Number: M2085
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet (three manuscript boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1940-1989
    Language of Material: Hebrew.
    Abstract: Small archive consists mainly of correspondence relating to Yoffe’s editorial work in Israel.

    Scope and Contents

    Avraham B. Yoffe was born in Belz, Bessarabia (now in Western Ukraine), on March 13, 1924. He emigrated to Israel in 1940, and in 1943 began a prolific literary career which included poetry, literary criticism, pieces for radio and film as well as editing dozens of books. In 1950, Yoffe joined the editorial board of Al Hamishmar, the newspaper affiliated with Mapam (the United Workers’ Party), where he edited the literary supplement. Over his long career, he was received numerous literary prizes. Avraham Yoffe died in June 2008. This small archive consists mainly of correspondence relating to Yoffe’s editorial work. It illustrates the interconnectivity of Israel’s literary network in the twentieth century.


    Arranged into 5 series: Series 1, Correspondence. Series 2, Clippings. Series 3, Ephemera. Series 4, Poems. Series 5, Photographs.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchase; 2015. Accession MSS 2015-109.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Avraham Yoffe papers (M2085). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Israeli literature
    Yoffe, Avraham, 1924-2008